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From the Pro ~ August 2019

August is Lets Play More Golf Month (LPMGM), while we will look for a better acronym you get the idea---Play Golf! 

Upcoming events:

  • Tues. July 30th and August 6th Queen Bee (pre-sign in locker room)
  • Dog night at the Club- August 6th
  • Club Championship August 10th and 11th
  • Ladies Classic Tuesday Aug 13th Noon Shotgun
  • Thursday Aug 29th West Penn Senior(Double Tee Start)
  • Labor Day Weekend--Patriots Golf Day Collection
  • Tues. Sept 26th Ladies Closing Day
  • Sat Oct 5th Chili Classic

The Club Championship will be held on August Sat 10th and Sun 11th, with both Ladies and Men participating.  Championship will be from Blue Tees with all other Men’s flights will start from Green or White however you must choose at the time of sign up with the Golf Shop.  Ladies play will be from the red tees. The entry fee will $25 and include prizes in all divisions.  Players will be divided into flights according to handicap.  We will have both a net and a gross skins game on Sunday.  Please join us this weekend for YOUR Club Championship.  All groups will be 36-hole medal play.  Sign up with Golf Shop staff.

The 5-Person Scramble will be held on Sunday September 1st, starting with a 9:15 Shotgun start.  As always every group will play in both the Gross and Net, the Golf Shop assigns handicaps to make the Handicap division.  The entry fee will be $75 and include breakfast at 8am, lunch following play, golf and prizes.  As always if you wish to play and do not have a group, you may call the Golf Shop and we will make every attempt to pair you.   There will be an optional skins game.  

 

2019 Member-Member

The turnout for the Member-Member reflected the weather sunny and bright.  Bill, Bobbi Jo and the entire F&B staff threw a great themed Southern Rock party and the golf course was in wonderful condition!  The Winners were: 

Ladies Net                                                                          

1st – Darlene Elliott-Jackie Elliott

2nd – Melane Baraniak- Kristen OBush

2nd –Joann Treskovich- Denise Smail                                                                                       

Mens Net                                                                

1st – Todd Cline- Les Botkin

2nd – Dave Strauser- Michael Cunningham

3rd – Bob Swann-Keith Miller

4th – Dan McDonald-Ricky McLeary

5th – Chris Antonikas- Kevin Metsger

6th – Brian Quinn-Jeep Quinn

7th – Art Hoopes-Jim Morford 

8th – Dave Gilbert-Mark Elliott

9th - Brad Jackson-Ryan Matsko

Gross-

1st –Ed Elliot-Jim Biss

2nd –David Smail-Stan Treskovich

3rd –Dylan Marshall-Jimmy Sarver

Thank you to all that played and supported the club.

 

Patriots Golf Days will be held in conjunction with the Labor Day Weekend.  The fund that we will be collecting that weekend helps children of US Soldiers that have been killed or disabled.  We have collected over $1500 in the past 3 seasons, please be generous.  Everyone that donates $5 or more will be put into a drawing to win a basket donated by the Golf Shop.

Stop by the Golf Shop and check out the

New Donald Ross Sport Shirts!   

We have a wide variety of shirts and outerwear for all members to show the Ligonier Country Club pride!

Also, New Shipment of Sun Mountain Golf Bags has arrived!  We have Bushnell rangefinders, push carts, golf shoes, and golf accessories for all your needs for a great day of golf or leisure at Ligonier Country Club.

Don’t forget we have a wide variety of Ladies Apparel!

Just friendly reminders:

  • Please knock the sand off your shoes after leaving the bunker prior to entering green complex.
  • Please check in at the Golf Shop prior to starting play. The Golf Shop needs to be aware of all players on the golf course in case of emergencies and safety issues.
  • Start in August the range will begin closing at 5pm every Sunday for weekly maintenance.

 

Question of Month  

Q-What are the requirements when the siren blows for lightning in the area?

A-The requirements are as follows:

1-Stop play

2-Find shelter or vacate the golf course

3-Wait for all clear to resume play

Anyone not adhering to this specific lightning procedure will be subject to Board of Directors review.

 

Thank you,

John Klinchock PGA Professional

 

Member-Member 2019 Winners

2019 Member-Member

The turnout for the Member-Member reflected the weather sunny and bright.  Bill, Bobbi Jo and the entire F&B staff threw a great themed Southern Rock party and the golf course was in wonderful condition!  The Winners were: 

Ladies Net                                                                          

1st – Darlene Elliott-Jackie Elliott

2nd – Melane Baraniak- Kristen OBush

2nd –Joann Treskovich- Denise Smail                                                                                       

Mens Net                                                                

1st – Todd Cline- Les Botkin

2nd – Dave Strauser- Michael Cunningham

3rd – Bob Swann-Keith Miller

4th – Dan McDonald-Ricky McLeary

5th – Chris Antonikas- Kevin Metsger

6th – Brian Quinn-Jeep Quinn

7th – Art Hoopes-Jim Morford 

8th – Dave Gilbert-Mark Elliott

9th - Brad Jackson-Ryan Matsko

Gross-

1st –Ed Elliot-Jim Biss

2nd –David Smail-Stan Treskovich

3rd –Dylan Marshall-Jimmy Sarver

Thank you to all that played and supported the club.

LGA News August 2019

Cheers to July!

“King” Stan Treskovich and his “Queens” Darlene Elliott, Sheryl Hershock and Karen Hough ruled the course and the rest of the field in the King and Queens tournament.  Treskovich and Bill Hough took home honors for long putt while Ed Elliott and Bill Hough won closest-to-the-pin prizes.

Although no organized event is conducted on Friends’ Day, hostess Becky DeMuth made everyone feel like a special friend with on-course snacks and a wonderfully chosen luncheon for the occasion.

The first round of the Queen Bee, organized by last year’s winner Cindy Bode, was played on July 30.  We will have to wait until the following Tuesday to name this year’s “Queen Bee”.  The 9-holers will also contest their Lady Bug tournament on the same day.  Cocktails and dinner for all players follow the event on August 6. 

Mark August 13 on your calendars for the Ladies’ Classic.  There will be shotgun starts of 1:00 (18-holers) and 3:00 (9-holers) followed by cocktails and dinner.  This is a net tournament with proximity prizes. 

Thank you to John Klinchock and his golf staff who planned and organized the Ladies’ Invitational that was held on July 2.  See John’s newsletter item for the full results of the tournament.

From the Pro ~ July 2019

The dog days of summer are here and we are in the midst of having a great stretch of weather that makes the golf course firm and fun.  The Golf Shop Staff is committed to helping you enjoy your golf at whatever level you choose.  We are excited about what the rest of the summer has to offer.

  • Mondays July 8th OakBrook and Monday July 22nd -GlenGary
  • Thursday July 4th –Red White Blue Skins Game—in both Net and Gross, ½ Cash and ½ Credit
  • Sat-Sun July 13th-14th Member-Member, The golf event is always fun filled with great play and a wonderful themed party and this year seems to be no exception with The Gravel Burnouts playing Saturday evening’s party. If you have never played or perhaps need a partner, please don’t hesitate to sign up or allow the Golf Shop to assist you or your team.  This will be the 21st  year for this great event.   Only Golf Members may participate in the Golf part of the Member-Member.    Saturday will be Scotch Twosome and Sunday will be Best Ball Of Two.
  • Wednesday July 17th Men’s Stag-as a member you can entertain as may guests as you like, we begin with an 11:30 lunch and golf at 1pm followed by dinner after play.
  • Hidden Valley Exchange Thursday July 18th  
  • Tuesday July 30th-Aug 6th Ladies Queen Bee

 

August Schedule (at present)

  • Thursday August 1st Champion Lakes Exchange
  • Saturday August 3rd -Dog Days Paws and Pars(New Event)-5pm shotgun—start 6 hole event—bring your pooch to the course, followed by Pupperoni Pizza(haha) on the patio
  • Saturday-Sunday August 10th -11th CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP-one of the top events of the year!  36 holes for all groups----all play will be in your own handicap division, Golf Members Only.
  • Ladies Classic-Tuesday August 13th—9am Shotgun Start
  • September Schedule(at present)
  • Sun. Sept. 1st -5 Person Scramble 9:15 Shotgun Start

 

The Open Championship July 18-21- we will have pool for the combined dollar amount of the two.  We will have you pick a player from column 1,2,3 for the Open Championship.   You will get one pick from each column, world rankings 1-10, 11-25, 26-40.

2019 Ligonier Invitational Results --June 6-7 (Visit HERE for pics!)

First Flight

1st – Lou Bruzda-Cory Bruzda

2nd— BJ Torau-Jason Potuzko

Second Flight

1st- Dave Strauser-Steve Limani

2nd-Jim Muir-Greg Adams

Third Flight

1st- Bernie Lynch-Garrett Stempfer

2nd- Barry Kassel-Nick Morrison

Fourth Flight

1st- Brian Quinn-Jeep Quinn

2nd—Pat Flannagan-Pat McBroom

Fifth Flight

1st – Keith Miller-Bob Swann

2nd- Dave Dillman-Kurt Kuyat

Sixth Flight

1st- Paul Zanotto-Fred Planinsek

2nd- Bill Rosa-Rick Dell

Overall Champions were Jeep and Brian Quinn, they defeated 7 other teams in the 7 team playoff.  It was a great playoff filled with great twists and turns, on #1 Jeep and Brian made par on the first playoff hole to win.  Two great days of golf and friendship was capped off by a wonderful dinner Saturday evening presented by Bill, BobbiJo and staff.   Justin and his staff had the Golf Course in magnificent shape.  We hope everyone had a Great time, and hope that you participate in the years to come.   

The range has once again been very busy this year, the use of woods is discouraged, please be very careful when hitting any balls at the practice facility.  Please use the new path the entire distance to the range back behind #18 green, past #16 tee on the left then into the new opening to the right side, do not cut thru #9 fairway.

The Golf Shop is committed to your enjoyment while you are here at the facility.  As with any job there are uncomfortable and touchy situations that arise from time to time. Details of your membership can be found on the website and management is happy to discuss or clarify any questions. 

Thank You

John Klinchock

PGA

LGA News July 2019

Our Ladies’ Golf Association was in full “swing” during June.  Congratulations to these winners:

June 4     Aces:

1st-Robin Giunta; 2nd-Holly Hall; 3rd (tie)-Gayle Smith and JoAn Treskovich

9-Holers: 1st-Usha Singh; 2nd-Dotty Lynch

June 11   Flag Tournament

1st-Karen Murphy; 2nd-Pat Warren; ties for 3rd-Enis Cassill, Karen Hough, Carolyn Morford, Gayle Smith

9-holers: 1st- Usha Singh; 2nd- Dotty Lynch; 3rd-Virginia Funnell

June 18    Rained Out!

June 25     Long and Short

1st-Jackie Elliott; 2nd-Darlene Elliott and JoAn Treskovich; 3rd-Betty Rosa and Karen Thompson

 

The Ladies’ Invitational will be contested on July 2 with a 9:00am shotgun. Bring one guest or make your own foursome.  This event (open to social members) is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy great food, prizes, tee gifts and have fun on our beautiful course.  Call the Golf Shop to reserve your space.

There is a lot of golf to be played! Be sure to mark your calendar for these exciting events: 

King and 3 Queens (July 9), Friends' Day (July 23), Queen Bee ringer event (July 30 and August 6) and the Ladies’ Classic (August 13)

Remember that Tuesday golf in July begins at 9:00 am.  Golfers should assemble in front of the golf shop at 8:30 am for announcements and pairings.

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